Hungary : Staff Report for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publication Date:

June 6, 2014

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2014 Article IV Consultation highlights that Hungary’s economy has emerged from the 2012 recession and posted 1.1 percent growth in 2013, mainly driven by government investment and consumption, and also net exports. Private demand—although strengthening on the back of accommodative monetary conditions and improved market confidence—remained weak, and credit to the retail and corporate sectors continued to contract, albeit at a slowing pace. Hungary’s medium-term growth prospects remain subdued, as private consumption is still hampered by the ongoing repair of households’ balance sheets; the weak business environment continues to weigh on private investment.

Series:

Country Report No. 14/155

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

June 6, 2014

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498395069/1934-7685

Stock No:

1HUNEA2014001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

68

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